You Said It, Nov. 20, 2011

For November, join us in observing Random Acts of Kindness month by sharing with You Said It readers a good deed either given or received.

For years I have had a bucket list, and one of the things on my list was to fly over the Grand Valley. Two weeks ago my neighbor, Don, asked what I was doing in the next couple of hours. Excited, I followed to the airport. We flew some of the north side of the mesa, checked out Powderhorn for snow, followed Interstate 70, part of the Bookcliffs, and then down the valley. We checked out who was at the Glade Park Store and Little Park Road. The corn maze was awesome from the air. Thank you, Don. Now I am able to take this off my bucket list.

Recently I was dining alone at a restaurant on Sunday noon. When I asked for my bill, the waitress informed me that a family who had already left had paid for my lunch. What a wonderful surprise, which thrilled me and my waitress.

I was maybe 3 or 4, and my father took me grocery shopping. The doughnuts at the bakery caught my eye, but Dad wouldn’t budge and I began to cry. An elderly gentleman quickly paid for a doughnut, bent down, and gave it to me with a smile. It happened more than 50 years ago and I still remember that random act of kindness.

Once when I was at Albertsons grocery, I accidentally locked my keys in the trunk of my car. A kind lady brought me home, got another set of keys, and took me back to the parking lot. I thank her so much for taking time to do that for me. Grand Junction has some angels in disguise.

My next-door neighbor has shoveled my walk and driveway every snowstorm ever since he moved in about five years ago. He also does other nice things for me such as watching my house when I am away.

My husband and I were in Grand Junction visiting friends when one morning, while standing in the order line at a bagel shop, my husband keeled over and fell forward. He was not moving and, needless to say, I feared the worst. In addition to our friend who is a physician, two of your fine citizens rushed to our aid. The kind demeanor and calm voices of those who helped us made a frightening experience significantly less stressful. We are now back home in North Carolina and singing the praises of the fine folks in Grand Junction.

Thank you to the couple who paid for my friend’s and my lunch at Speedy’s in Palisade. Made the day for a couple of senior ladies.

Thank you so very much to the gentleman who turned in the cash that was found at Target on Friday. My heart leapt for joy when I found that it was turned in. May you be blessed for your honesty and kindness.

A great big thank you to Debbie in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel circulation department. There was an issue with the delivery of our paper and she made sure it was taken care of promptly and courteously. Great customer service and it is greatly appreciated.


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